Summary: I literally threw a quick computer together with this motherboard, 4 gigs of RAM and an SSD. I also put a high end ATI video card in it and a 3.08 Ghz Core 2 duo processor. After I finished installing Windows 7 and all of the updates, I was astonished to see that the Windows Experience Index Rating was 6! Even my i3 laptop is only 4.9. I would recommend this motherboard to anyone seeking to build a very fast computer, as long as you use and SSD and lots of RAM.
Summary: This was a great mobo. This was my first build from scratch using a recycled case and parts. The mobo and I/O shield fit right into the case, connected to the parts, came up to the BIOS and allowed a BIOS upgrade to the latest level. The system clock was even correct when it was first started.
DQ965GF has been running stable for a month now, no problems.
11 September 2012
Summary: Intel DQ965GF motherboard was stable and worked fine with E7200 CPU (nothing above E6--- was listed at Intel site), but when I tried updating to a q6600 quad, was unable to get it to work. Could be the q6600 is bad. Re-installed the E7200 and everthing is back to normal.
Summary: Home computer was assembled quite a long time ago, but still fits the traditional characteristics of the Intel - stability, performance (ICH8) and convenience of use. However, in the process of work was damaged by South bridge (overheating). Not to buy a new processor, memory, video card, disk subsystem I have the same motherboard. This is very profitable and convenient. Your service and support service was satisfied.
usefull product and trustworthy seller great deal for the price i payed
10 June 2012
Summary: purchased these to replace a cooked board and needed to replace it with same board to save my software configurations. i am running two of these in two different systems and have a good experience with them, no complaints with purchase, booted right up and works flawless, even with a slightly different bios
Summary: *[UPDATED DEC 11 2008]* PROBLEM RESOLVED !!!! TWO CRUCIAL MEMORIES CT12864AA800 WORK FLAWLESS !!! ALL JUST FINE LIKE BEFORE. NO KINGSTON MEMORY OR OTHER WORKS. So I highly recommend you to buy a crucial CT12864AA800. ___________________________________________________________________ I had been using DQ965GF motherboard for one year, recently I got some memory errors, so I just quit a memory module and everything fine (only one 512 mb module remains).
Broad 775 processor and memory compatibility make this board a winner!
8 January 2012
Summary: I bought this board to replace my Asus P5RD2-VM and its 2GB RAM limitation when upgrading to Win 7-64. Also, because the DQ965GF supported the same KVR667D2N5 memory and my 95 watt P4D 960 3.6GHz processor. That allowed me to just replace the board for my budget minded project. This board is probably the most stable and backward compatible model you'll find out there, because they were for corporate computers. It is my 2nd Intel 965 chipset board.
Summary: This was a necessary purchase to get a Vista/Longhorn base compatible board. I was able to utilize the CPU, SATA drive, and other periferals from my recently purchased D101Ggc. I would have preferred an additional IDE socket for a master PATA drive instead of the FD socket. The only minor problem was that I needed DDR 2 memory for this which called for another Amazon quick purchase and prompt delivery.
Summary: The Intel DQ965GF MicroAtx Motherboard accepts the new Intel Core 2 Quad processor, so it's the reason why I bought it. The motherboard comes with a CD containing all the drivers for the Intel chipset contained, but I had some difficulty in installing the drivers. I installed my Windows XP, without SP2, but the drivers wouldn't install until SP2 was included, but I couldn't connect to Windows Update because the Ethernet connector is part of the chipset.